Based on the book of the same title by Thomas P. Lewis.
Feature book -- Fire down below -- Inside our earth -- Natural pottery -- Review books - Emma's dragon hunt / by Catherine Stock ; Ed Emberley's three science flip books / by Ed Emberley ; The tamarindo puppy and other poems / by Charlotte Pomerantz.
Host, LeVar Burton ; narrator, Fernando Escandon.
Originally broadcast on PBS.
In a work of fiction, the birth of the Parícutin volcano in the field of a poor farmer is presented. Then, while at Volcano National Park in Hawaii, LeVar is only 2,000 feet from a major eruption of Kilauea Volcano. He tells about two kinds of lava and why volcanoes occur. LeVar talks to volcanologists who are studying the prediction of eruptions, and viewers learn what is inside our earth that causes volcanoes. LeVar also visits an artist--Chiu Leong--who creates raku pottery.